Mark Wahlberg the actor who has made his career working on politically charged films such as Lone Survivor, Deep Water Horizon, and most recently, Patriot’s Day, thinks artists should stay away from public politics.
But his backward hypocritical stance on federal politics and acting isn’t all that Wahlberg laid on us in an interview with Task & Purpose. Wahlberg started off by stating:
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t talk about politics.”
He later continued talking about his stance at a press event for Patriot’s Day, which is a portrayal of the Boston bombings, when the subject of the amount of celebrities that were on the Trump bashing train came up. Wahlberg said:
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
Okay, okay I can totally get down with what Wahlberg is saying, celebrities have a pretty hard time understanding the struggle of the everyday family. But this is where he lost me:
“Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world, and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
Wait…so this guy:
This guy right here:
The guy with the practice golf course on his private estate thinks he is qualified to understand the regular working family….
I am sorry but give me a fucking break. My dog is more inclined to understand the middle class family then Wahlberg. Do us a favor and go back in your giant home on your island and stop degrading actors and actresses who want to use their fame for something positive.
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